My name gets yelled throughout the day by four humans. I’m thankful for an amazing partner to help raise these amazing little humans and laugh as we navigate through life. We’re homeschool family and love adding our favorite reads to our little home library.
Life’s challenges have inspired me to write this book.
That’s about it. I’m kind of simple, kind of quirky, and kind of nerdy.
I enjoy reading YA fantasy and MG fantasy.
Some of my favorite books are:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Pearl Dragon by Yoon Ha Lee
Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull
I do not read horror, thrillers, or anything where children and/or animals are abused in any way shape or form.
Twelve-year-olds, Lyra Stewart and Archie Seren were never meant to be friends, but after an incident with a school bully, they’ve been inseparable since.
A year later, Lyra and her family go on their nightly walk. As always, Archie joins. Not far into the walk, the street lights go out. Lyra and Archie are grabbed and put in a vehicle that quickly takes off. Lyra demands to know what’s going on. The passenger explains they are protectors, saving them from being captured by Saros, the biggest threat not only to Earth, but to the universe. Unfortunately, Saros captured Lyra’s family and Archie’s dad. She’s using them to bait in what she really wants– Lyra and Archie. She needs their skills and cooperation to dominate the universe.
Saros used to be a Galaxy Walker, just like the protectors who saved Lyra and Archie. Walkers’ minds are fully awakened. They can travel from galaxy to galaxy by the speed of thought and manifest unique skills like truth intuition, thermokinesis, or astral projection to name a few. Walkers manifest one or two unique skills, and only Walkers can fully awaken the minds of others.
Someone woke Lyra and Archie’s mind at too young an age. Unprepared and untrained, they must quickly learn their skills. Lyra has trouble controlling her skills, causing setback after setback. Her unique skills are of vital importance in defeating Saros. If they cannot stop Saros, Lyra and Archie will never see their families again and Saros will destroy Earth with everyone on it.
Lyra knew, before she ever asked her parents, they would never let her go on a field trip without one of them tagging along as chaperone. Her parents couldn’t make it to this one. She didn’t want to sit with the fourth graders while the rest of the fifth grade class, her class, enjoyed a day at the zoo. She knew she’d have to push her parents into letting her go with the rest of her class.
“Did you decide if I can go?” Lyra asked, trying to keep her cool as her little sister bumped into her side again. Her little sister, Nova, always invaded her personal space. Having to sit next to her at dinner meant having to deal with her constantly bumping into her and talking with a mouth full of food. Lyra thought her little sister had to be way more annoying than all little sisters combined.
Lyra knew it would not be a good time to snap at Nova, not when she wanted her parents’ permission to go on the school field trip.
“We need to talk about it. We can’t chaperone this one. It makes us nervous sending you on a field trip without one of us with you,” Mom replied.
“Mom’s right. You only asked this morning,” Dad added, shoving another fork full of food into his beard-covered mouth.
“Other parents and my teacher will be there. It’s just to the zoo,” Lyra said, batting her eyelashes.
“Don’t push it,” Dad said between bites.
I enjoyed writing this sci-fi fantasy. I have two other projects, one is a YA contemporary and the other is a dystopian fantasy. I like challenging myself, yet letting the story guide me.
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